Wisconsin Wildlife Federation

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
The Wisconsin Wildlife Federation is comprised of over 200 hunting, fishing, trapping, forestry and other related conservation organizations with a combined membership of over 100,000 members

Lobbying Interests:
hunting, fishing, trapping and other outdoor recreational pursuits; protection of fish and wildlife habitat; environmental protection; access to public lands and waters; conservation and environmental education; Second Amendment rights. dogs, conservation funding, conservation land acquisition and management.

Title:
Executive Director

Contact
GEM
George E. Meyer
213 N, Main, Suite 100, P.O. Box 460
Poynette, WI 53955
(608) 516-5545
georgemeyer@tds.net
http://www.wiwf.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 29
Assembly Bill 29
Relating to: prohibiting contests for killing wild animals and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/19/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 39
Assembly Bill 39
Relating to: a higher wild animal protection surcharge for the unlawful taking of deer. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/2/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
This bill will be helpful in preventing the poaching of trophy deer.
Assembly Bill 85
Assembly Bill 85
Relating to: state health-based groundwater quality standards for certain groundwater contaminants.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/30/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Important legislation to protect public health and prevent additional pollution that would result in advisories not to eat the fish or deer"
Assembly Bill 134
Assembly Bill 134
Relating to: amounts obligated under the Warren Knowles-Gaylord Nelson Stewardship 2000 Program for water infrastructure projects in state parks and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/30/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Wisconsin Parks need a major infusion of funding for waste and water systems infrastructure.
Assembly Bill 148
Assembly Bill 148
Relating to: nitrate testing pilot program, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
6/30/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 190
Assembly Bill 190
Relating to: wetland mitigation banks, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from rule-making procedures, and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
6/30/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 210
Assembly Bill 210
Relating to: time limits for correcting violations found by the environmental compliance audit program.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
6/30/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 215
Assembly Bill 215
Relating to: the procedure for promulgating a proposed rule that is considered at the joint annual spring fish and wildlife rule hearing of the Department of Natural Resources and county meeting of the Wisconsin Conservation Congress. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/30/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Restores the traditional and highly interactive Conservation Congress process for adopting Administrative Rules. Reduces the length of the process by two years but retains the public hearing votes in all 72 counties.
Assembly Bill 219
Assembly Bill 219
Relating to: special registration plates providing admission to state parks and recreation areas and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
6/30/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Need information on the impact of the State Parks Budget before declaring a position.
Assembly Bill 226
Assembly Bill 226
Relating to: prohibiting food and beverages from being served in foam polystyrene packaging and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/30/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Will reduce land fill space being filled up; will reduce littering and will reduce the adverse impact on fish and wildlife from these products.
Assembly Bill 252
Assembly Bill 252
Relating to: fee waivers for state park vehicle admission receipts to pupils enrolled in grade 4 and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
6/30/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Need information on the impact of the State Parks Budget before declaring a position also the practicality of implementing over an applicant's lifetime.
Assembly Bill 266
Assembly Bill 266
Relating to: a flood risk reduction pilot project and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/30/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Will document the value of wetland restoration in reducing flood impacts. The wetlands will also have value for water quality protection and fish and wildlife
Assembly Bill 333
Assembly Bill 333
Relating to: use of formerly submerged land in the city of Racine. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
7/17/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
AB 333 would allow the extensive private use of filled public lakebed contrary to the Wisconsin Constitutionally based Public Trust Doctrine. This would set a precedent affecting all lakes and streams. WWF will work with Racine on other alternatives
Assembly Bill 673
Assembly Bill 673
Relating to: the disability rating at which veterans qualify for certain hunting and fishing authorizations and exemptions from state park and trail admission fees. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/18/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 700
Assembly Bill 700
Relating to: notifying counties of certain water pollution violations, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/19/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 701
Assembly Bill 701
Relating to: a general permit for hydrologic restoration projects and creating a hydrologic restoration and management advisory council.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/10/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 756
Assembly Bill 756
Relating to: the regulation of metallic mining and related activities and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/18/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
WWF supports restoring the former ferrous mining regulatory statutes but opposes restoring the former nonferrous mining regulatory statutes.
Assembly Bill 760
Assembly Bill 760
Relating to: standards for care and shelter of animals and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/18/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 764
Assembly Bill 764
Relating to: creating a grant program for farmers who use certain sustainable practices, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/18/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 765
Assembly Bill 765
Relating to: requiring a study relating to green banks and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/18/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 784
Assembly Bill 784
Relating to: modifying administrative rules relating to the use of wood to contain bear bait in stumps.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/18/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 789
Assembly Bill 789
Relating to: the well compensation grant program and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/18/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 790
Assembly Bill 790
Relating to: county conservation staffing and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/18/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 791
Assembly Bill 791
Relating to: the private on-site wastewater treatment system replacement or rehabilitation grant program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/18/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 792
Assembly Bill 792
Relating to: expanding the clean sweep program to include collection of certain fire fighting foams and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/18/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 794
Assembly Bill 794
Relating to: public notice and comment period for certain groundwater standards. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/18/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
This bill will provide additional delays to an already lengthy process establishing health standards for ground and surface waters and for fish and wildlife. There are already between six and eight opportunities for public input into any standards.
Assembly Bill 795
Assembly Bill 795
Relating to: grants and funding for water stewardship certification, a grazing coordinator position, producer-led watershed protection grants, lake protection, soil and water conservation, and crop insurance premium rebates for cover crops; granting rule-m...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/18/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 796
Assembly Bill 796
Relating to: creating a pilot grant program for farmers to reduce nitrate loading, funding research for nitrate loading reduction methods, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granti...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/18/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 797
Assembly Bill 797
Relating to: prohibiting the sale and use of coal tar-based sealants and high PAH sealant products. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/18/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 797
Assembly Bill 797
Relating to: prohibiting the sale and use of coal tar-based sealants and high PAH sealant products. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/18/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 799
Assembly Bill 799
Relating to: creating an office of water policy and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/18/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 822
Assembly Bill 822
Relating to: waiver of fees for admission to state parks on Earth Day. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/18/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 829
Assembly Bill 829
Relating to: grants to map, control, eradicate, monitor, and minimize the spread of wild parsnip, funding for the Bureau of Natural Heritage Conservation, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/18/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 842
Assembly Bill 842
Relating to: providing funding related to PFAS programs and positions, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/18/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 843
Assembly Bill 843
Relating to: PFAS standards and grant programs, providing blood testing for certain individuals, requiring a cancer cluster study, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting r...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/18/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 866
Assembly Bill 866
Relating to: well compensation grants, lead service line replacements, funding for soil and water programs, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/18/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 867
Assembly Bill 867
Relating to: groundwater monitoring, CAFO fees, nutrient management plans, well construction rules, the SnapPlus program, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/18/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 916
Assembly Bill 916
Relating to: groundwater standards and waterborne dangers, funding for the state laboratory of hygiene, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/19/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 917
Assembly Bill 917
Relating to: mining, wetlands, shoreland zoning, and scientist and educator positions and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/19/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
WWF supports restoring former ferrous mining regulations. WWF opposes the provisions of the bill relating to nonferrous mining
Assembly Bill 921
Assembly Bill 921
Relating to: providing positions and funding related to PFAS management zones, creating a municipal grant program for PFAS testing, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/18/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 922
Assembly Bill 922
Relating to: PFAS management zones, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/18/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Joint Resolution 141
Assembly Joint Resolution 141
Relating to: honoring April 22, 2020, as the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/19/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 30
Senate Bill 30
Relating to: prohibiting contests for killing wild animals and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/19/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 91
Senate Bill 91
Relating to: buying and selling water pollution credits through a central clearinghouse. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 151

For
Notification Date
3/19/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 109
Senate Bill 109
Relating to: state health-based groundwater quality standards for certain groundwater contaminants.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/30/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Bill would protect public health and prevent pollution that would result in advisories for sportsmen and women to not eat the fish or deer impacted by the pollution.
Senate Bill 125
Senate Bill 125
Relating to: amounts obligated under the Warren Knowles-Gaylord Nelson Stewardship 2000 Program for water infrastructure projects in state parks and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 93

For
Notification Date
6/30/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Wisconsin Parks need a major infusion of funding for waste and water systems infrastructure.
Senate Bill 137
Senate Bill 137
Relating to: nitrate testing pilot program, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
6/30/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 169
Senate Bill 169
Relating to: wetland mitigation banks, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from rule-making procedures, and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 59

None
Notification Date
6/30/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 204
Senate Bill 204
Relating to: the procedure for promulgating a proposed rule that is considered at the joint annual spring fish and wildlife rule hearing of the Department of Natural Resources and county meeting of the Wisconsin Conservation Congress. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/30/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Restores the traditional and highly interactive Conservation Congress process for adopting Administrative Rules. Reduces the length of the process by two years but retains the public hearing votes in all 72 counties.
Senate Bill 210
Senate Bill 210
Relating to: prohibiting food and beverages from being served in foam polystyrene packaging and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/30/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Will reduce land fill space being filled up; will reduce littering and will reduce the adverse impact on fish and wildlife from these products.
Senate Bill 212
Senate Bill 212
Relating to: fee waivers for state park vehicle admission receipts to pupils enrolled in grade 4 and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
6/30/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Need information on the impact oon the State Parks Budget before declaring a position; Also the practicality of implementing over an applicant's lifetime.
Senate Bill 215
Senate Bill 215
Relating to: time limits for correcting violations found by the environmental compliance audit program.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
6/30/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 231
Senate Bill 231
Relating to: placing, possessing, or transporting a bow or crossbow in or on a motorboat, vehicle, all-terrain vehicle, or utility terrain vehicle.

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 98

For
Notification Date
6/30/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 239
Senate Bill 239
Relating to: limiting the authority of the state and political subdivisions to regulate certain wireless facilities and authorizing political subdivisions to impose setback requirements for certain mobile service support structures. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 14

For
Notification Date
6/30/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 252
Senate Bill 252
Relating to: a flood risk reduction pilot project and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 157

For
Notification Date
6/30/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Will document the value of wetland restoration in reducing flood impacts. The wetlands will also have value for water quality protection and fish and wildlife
Senate Bill 306
Senate Bill 306
Relating to: use of formerly submerged land in the city of Racine. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
7/17/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
SB 306 would allow the extensive private use of filled public lakebed contrary to the Wisconsin Constitutionally based Public Trust Doctrine. This would set a precedent affecting all lakes and streams. WWF will work with Racine on other alternatives
Senate Bill 510
Senate Bill 510
Relating to: watershed enhancement in the village of Plover in Portage County and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/10/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 587
Senate Bill 587
Relating to: the disability rating at which veterans qualify for certain hunting and fishing authorizations and exemptions from state park and trail admission fees. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/18/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 628
Senate Bill 628
Relating to: the wildlife damage abatement program and the wildlife damage claim program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/10/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 631
Senate Bill 631
Relating to: a general permit for hydrologic restoration projects and creating a hydrologic restoration and management advisory council.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/10/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 632
Senate Bill 632
Relating to: notifying counties of certain water pollution violations, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/18/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 664
Senate Bill 664
Relating to: creating a grant program for farmers who use certain sustainable practices, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/18/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 708
Senate Bill 708
Relating to: public notice and comment period for certain groundwater standards. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/18/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
This bill will provide additional delays to an already lengthy process establishing health standards for ground and surface waters and for fish and wildlife. There are already between six and eight opportunities for public input into any standards.
Senate Bill 709
Senate Bill 709
Relating to: creating an office of water policy and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/18/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 709
Senate Bill 709
Relating to: creating an office of water policy and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/18/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 710
Senate Bill 710
Relating to: the private on-site wastewater treatment system replacement or rehabilitation grant program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/18/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 715
Senate Bill 715
Relating to: grants and funding for water stewardship certification, a grazing coordinator position, producer-led watershed protection grants, lake protection, soil and water conservation, and crop insurance premium rebates for cover crops; granting rule-m...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/18/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 716
Senate Bill 716
Relating to: prohibiting the sale and use of coal tar-based sealants and high PAH sealant products. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/18/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 717
Senate Bill 717
Relating to: expanding the clean sweep program to include collection of certain fire fighting foams and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/18/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 718
Senate Bill 718
Relating to: creating a pilot grant program for farmers to reduce nitrate loading, funding research for nitrate loading reduction methods, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granti...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/18/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 719
Senate Bill 719
Relating to: modifying administrative rules relating to the use of wood to contain bear bait in stumps.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/18/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 723
Senate Bill 723
Relating to: county conservation staffing and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/18/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 732
Senate Bill 732
Relating to: groundwater management, approval of high capacity wells, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/18/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 761
Senate Bill 761
Relating to: grants to map, control, eradicate, monitor, and minimize the spread of wild parsnip, funding for the Bureau of Natural Heritage Conservation, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/18/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 772
Senate Bill 772
Relating to: PFAS standards and grant programs, providing blood testing for certain individuals, requiring a cancer cluster study, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting r...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/18/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 773
Senate Bill 773
Relating to: providing funding related to PFAS programs and positions, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/18/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 774
Senate Bill 774
Relating to: PFAS management zones, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/18/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 775
Senate Bill 775
Relating to: providing positions and funding related to PFAS management zones, creating a municipal grant program for PFAS testing, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/19/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 779
Senate Bill 779
Relating to: creating the water fund for our future. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/18/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
A critically important bill in order to make progress on meeting state and federal water quality standards

Budget Bill Subjects

Dept of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Dept of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

Notification Date
4/2/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Natural Resources: Fish, Wildlife, and Parks
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Natural Resources: Fish, Wildlife, and Parks

Notification Date
6/30/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Comments
The Wisconsin Wildlife Federation strongly opposed funding CWD research for domestic deer farms from the Fish and Wildlife Account. The research does not benefit the wild deer herd.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Animal diseases and movement
Agency Name
Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (ATCP)

Subject
Animal diseases and movement

SS 049_18
None
Notification Date
1/31/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Black bear management
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)

Subject
Black bear management

SS 067_19
For
Notification Date
6/30/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Deer carcass transportation, deer farm fencing and chronic wasting disease
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)

Subject
Deer carcass transportation, deer farm fencing and chronic wasting disease

SS 048_18
For
Notification Date
1/31/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Establishing an early close to the 2018 ruffed grouse season in Ch. NR 10 Wis. Admin. Code
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)

Subject
Establishing an early close to the 2018 ruffed grouse season in Ch. NR 10 Wis. Admin. Code

SS 082_18
None
Notification Date
1/31/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Establishing the 2019 migratory bird season framework and regulations in Ch. NR 10
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)

Subject
Establishing the 2019 migratory bird season framework and regulations in Ch. NR 10

SS 125_18
None
Notification Date
1/31/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Establishing the 2020 migratory bird season framework and regulations
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)

Subject
Establishing the 2020 migratory bird season framework and regulations

SS 118_19
For
Notification Date
6/30/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Lake Michigan whitefish management and Great Lakes commercial harvest reporting
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)

Subject
Lake Michigan whitefish management and Great Lakes commercial harvest reporting

SS 023_20
Other
Notification Date
6/30/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Regulating fire fighting foam that contains certain contaminants
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)

Subject
Regulating fire fighting foam that contains certain contaminants

SS 015_20
For
Notification Date
6/30/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Ruffed grouse management
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)

Subject
Ruffed grouse management

SS 072_19
Other
Notification Date
6/30/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Sandhill Crane Hunting Season in Wisconsin
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Sandhill Crane Hunting Season in Wisconsin

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
6/30/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Water quality and drinking water aspects being discussed by the Speaker's Task Force on Water Quality
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Water quality and drinking water aspects being discussed by the Speaker's Task Force on Water Quality

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
6/30/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Increase of certain hunting,fishing and trapping licenses and stamps
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Increase of certain hunting,fishing and trapping licenses and stamps

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/31/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Funding for Chronic Wasting Disease
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Funding for Chronic Wasting Disease

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/31/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

regulation of hunting contests
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
regulation of hunting contests

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/31/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Reauthorization of the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Fund
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Reauthorization of the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Fund

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/31/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2019
January - June
$6,958.00
2019
July - December
$7,130.00
2020
January - June
$3,889.00
2020
July - December
$2,669.00
Total $20,646.00
Total Hours Communicating 2019
January - June
87.00
2019
July - December
91.00
2020
January - June
68.00
2020
July - December
39.00
Total 285.00
Total Hours Other 2019
January - June
232.00
2019
July - December
243.00
2020
January - June
105.00
2020
July - December
84.00
Total 664.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: state health-based groundwater quality standards for certain groundwater contaminants.
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
10 %
2019
July - December
10 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 7 %
Relating to: nitrate testing pilot program, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
10 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: state health-based groundwater quality standards for certain groundwater contaminants.
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
10 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: watershed enhancement in the village of Plover in Portage County and making an appropriation. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
10 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: county conservation staffing and making an appropriation. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
10 %
2020
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: PFAS standards and grant programs, providing blood testing for certain individuals, requiring a cancer cluster study, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
10 %
2020
July - December
Total 2 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
10 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 3 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
20 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 7 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
10 %
2019
July - December
10 %
2020
January - June
10 %
2020
July - December
Total 9 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
10 %
2020
July - December
Total 2 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
10 %
2020
July - December
20 %
Total 4 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
20 %
2020
July - December
10 %
Total 5 %

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
10 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
20 %
Total 6 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
25 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 9 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
10 %
Total 1 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
20 %
Total 3 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
20 %
Total 3 %

Minor Efforts

(Time spent on matters each of which accounted for less than 10% of the organization's lobbying.)

Minor Efforts
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
40 %
2019
July - December
25 %
2020
January - June
30 %
2020
July - December
Total 28 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures